Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452940
text mode install cannot progress past "Install Anyway" challenge
Last modified: 2008-06-30 09:08:52 EDT
Description of problem:
"Install Anyway" command button seems to have no action or
the wrong action associated with it. A text mode install
cannot be completed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Has failed every time in multiple attempts.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with pxeboot images.
2. Progress past retrieving stage2.img.
3. On the dialog titled "Warning! This is pre-release software!"
select the "Install Anyway" command button.
4. Rewarded with a dialog still titled "Warning! This is pre-release software!"
containing "Your system will be rebooted"
F12 selects the Back command button, Space selects Reboot.
Stalemate or reboot.
Continue with Rawhide installation.
The next thing it's doing is probing for disks in order to determine if you want
to install or upgrade an existing install, so there's plenty that could be going
wrong. Do you have an unusual disk configuration? Do you see any kernel panic
messages on tty4?
With the same instance of anaconda running in graphic mode, the
install would progress past the "Install Anyway" challenge (but I had
to cancel that install for other reasons, before any partitioning info
was written to disk). So I believe there was a text-mode specific
bug, since the graphic-mode installer behaved as expected in the same
> Do you have an unusual disk configuration?
No, just multiple partitions on /dev/sda.
> Do you see any kernel panic messages on tty4?.
I did not originally check for such. By the time I could re-run this
install attempt, the version of anaconda has progressed to 220.127.116.11-1,
where I find both the graphic-mode and text-mode installs to properly
progress past the "Install Anyway" challenge.
It would seem whatever bug caused this has been fixed, so I'm going to close the
report. If you run into this again, please reopen.